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Gina McLean

Member since: 2012
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Speaks: english

FRIENDLIEST LITTLE TOWN IN THE ROCKIES! MANY YEAR ROUND ACTIVITIES!

31 Reviews
Sleeps8
Bedrooms 3
Bathrooms3
Half Baths1
Property type townhome
Minimum Stay 2 - 3 nights

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Overview

Lake Windermere Townhome Rental Photos and Description

Modern, like new, minutes walk to town & all in a quiet residential area!

GOLFING SEASON IS HERE!

Come stay at our wonderful home right in the quaint little town of Invermere! Quiet residential neighbourhood just 5 minute walk to Sobeys & a few minutes more to main street with many great shops!

Fully equipped kitchen with big island & eating bar for 4! Kitchen table seats 6 & doubles as area for cards/poker w/removeable dining top! Beautiful cherry hardwood flrs.! Cozy F/R with fireplace & small sitting area leads thru patio doors to back deck! Enjoy morning coffee with views of the Rocky Mtns.! Upstrs. has 2 big bdrms. with walk-in closets & ensuites! Mstr. has queen bed; 2nd bdrm. has 1 queen and 2 single beds along with a big sliding door to use between the beds for extra privacy! Fully finished basement w/pool table, double hide-a-bed, 4 pce. bath, game area & laundry! Our favourite spot is the big west front porch with BBQ! So nice to sit there & enjoy the afternoon sunshine! 'Invy' is the perfect quaint little town! Famous for 15 golf courses, beaches, Windemere Lake & Panorama Mtn. Resort & ski hill! Radium & Fairmont Hotsprings are within 10 - 20 minutes! Come check us out and see what we're talking about! Book Now!

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Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters
  • children welcome
  • non smoking only
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Gina McLean (Owner)
Member since: 2012
Call Owner
Speaks: english

About Gina McLean

Greg & I live in small town Okotoks just outside of Calgary, Alberta.

We fell in love with Invermere back in 1989 after not having been this way since childhood! After going back many times, we finally decided to buy a brand new townhouse in 2006! Greg is an avid golfer, our son loves to snowboard and our daughter & myself just love to relax! It's our home away from home just 3 hours away that can't be beat for a long weekend escape!

Gina McLean purchased this townhome in 2006

Why Gina McLean chose Lake Windermere

Our home is located right in Invermere on a quiet residential street! Many of the neighbours are permanent residents of 'Invy' which we love! It's a short walk to Sobeys, the drug store and 7th Avenue which is 'main' street! If you bring just one vehicle there's absolutely no worries to get around walking everywhere! It's perfect! : )

What makes this townhome unique

We looked at a few townhouses in town and then saw what is now 'McLean's Chil'laxin Shack'! I fell in love with the big front porch which is perfect for afternoon sun! We look at the Purcell Mtns. from there and the Rockies from the back deck!

The street is quiet, the view is awesome, we can walk everywhere, there's way too many things to do if you want to and we just absolutely love hanging out in our beautiful home! It's fantastic!

Reviews

4.8
based on 31 traveler reviews

FRIENDLIEST LITTLE TOWN IN THE ROCKIES! MANY YEAR ROUND ACTIVITIES!
average rating of 4.774194 based on 31 reviews
5

Very complete with everything we need

  • 5 of 5

Great spot. Great hosts. All the things you need to make it a great get away!

  • Submitted: May 30, 2016
  • Stayed: May 2016
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Thanks for staying with us again! =)
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4

Nice relaxing family holiday!

  • 4 of 5

My family came to visit from Costa Rica, and we were looking for a nice place that would accommodate 8 of us over New Year holidays and somewhere close to the mountains... where they could see snow! This house is very welcoming. It's beautifully decorated and it was nice and clean when we got there. It's very close to all the shops in the little town and nice and close to snowshoeing trails, Panorama ski hill, and hotsprings. They layout of the bedrooms is perfect for families with kids!

The only thing that we found, considering we were so many people, is we had to have quick and well timed showers in order for everyone to get hot water. No big deal.

Overall, we had a great experience and would highly reccommend this house!

  • Submitted: Jan 6, 2016
  • Stayed: Dec 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Natalia! We are so glad you and your family enjoyed our townhouse! Yes unfortunately being a single family strata we do not have the ability to provide continuous hot water like hotels or apartment buildings! We actually turn away groups larger than 8 simply for that reason! We are happy that you chose Invermere as it is a wonderful place to bring out of town guests! We hope to see you and your family back again! Thank you! =)
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5

Lorne Freeman

  • 5 of 5

We had a very enjoyable weekend at MCLeans chillax shack. Everything in the property exceeded our ever expectation and the neighbors were very nice people. I would recommend this property for anyone wanting to visit Invermere for any amount of time. Thank you again for making our expierence memorable.

  • Submitted: Sep 1, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: That's fantastic Lorne! So glad everyone had a wonderful time at our place! Please come back soon as we are continuously adding and looking to make our guests visits more enjoyable! Cheers! =)
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4

Good little getaway

  • 4 of 5

We stayed for the weekend in August. It was a great place to relax. Everything you need in the house. THe owner was very accommodating and helpful.

  • Submitted: Aug 26, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Glad you enjoyed it! We are also happy to say we are upgrading the double bed to a Queen next month! Hope to see you again! Thank you!
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5

Great place for families!

  • 5 of 5

This place is wonderful for families as there is lots of room to spread out and has great amenities!

There is a huge playground 2 blocks away, and is an easy walk to main street and a near by grocery store. Wouldn't hesistate to stay hear again if we return to Invermere.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: So happy to hear you liked our location! It really is easy to walk to everything! We are adding a highchair to accommodate families with kids under two as well as a new Queen bed to replace the double upstairs! We look forward to having you back! =) Thanks very much! Gina
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5

Wonderful Location

  • 5 of 5

We enjoyed our stay very much. We stayed for 4 nights in August and it was hot, but the main floor and basement stayed quite cool while we were out if we closed everything up during the hottest hours of the day. The property is well kept and perfect for 2 families with kids, and it was particularly nice to have 3 full bathrooms and a half bath. The property is in close proximity to Kinsmen Beach, which is excellent for children and has full services, as well as Sobey's, a pharmacy, and the main drag in Invermere with a great bakery, german meat shop and liquor store. We cooked our own meals each night and we found all the kitchen conveniences that we required, including a bbq. Booking was easy and Gina was wonderful to deal with. There is definitely pride in ownership in the surrounding properties as well, and the neighbors were very kind. It was quiet and peaceful...just a wonderful few days. We are hoping to stay again next year for a bit longer.

  • Submitted: Aug 25, 2015
  • Stayed: Aug 2015
  • Source: VRBO, from HomeAway
Owner's Response: Hi Lisa! So glad you enjoyed our place for all of the same reasons we chose this spot! Invermere is a wonderful little town making it the perfect place to visit! Thank you for the wonderful review! We look forward to having you back anytime! =)
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Map

Nearest Airport
15 Miles
Fairmont - Calgary International
Nearest Barpub
1 Miles
Main Street (7th Ave.)
Nearest Golf
5 Miles
11 + courses
Nearest Motorway
5 Miles
93/95
Nearest Restaurant
1 Miles
Main Street (7th Ave.)
Nearest Ski
15 Miles
Panorama
Nearest Beach
1 Miles
Kinsmen
Car: recommended

Finding enough time to pack in all the adventures offered around Invermere is a challenge in itself.

Take in a round of golf, or shopping, followed by a relaxing dip in the hot springs. Or saddle up for a horseback ride, hike in the parks, tackle the whitewater on a rafting trip and fish in the Windermere Valley's well-stocked lakes.

Come winter, skiers, heli skiers, snowmobilers and snowshoers take to the slopes.

Land Activities

Play golf at any one of a long list of 18-hole and 9-hole courses in the Windermere Valley, and forget about keeping your head down – there is great scenery to see.

From fine art at the Artym or Effusion galleries to scrumptious treats at Gerry's Gelati, the economic hub of the Windermere Valley has some great shopping. Be sure to include a side trip to Bavin Glassworks, just off Highway 93/95, where you can watch a glassblower at work, and make a few little glass trinkets yourself.

Visit the farmers market downtown on Saturday mornings, from June through September.

Go horseback riding with one of the operators at Panorama Mountain Village Resort, Fairmont Hot Springs or in the Radium Hot Springs area. Other experienced outfitters offer multi-day expeditions into the Purcell Mountain Range.

Water Activities

Take to the water with an exciting river rafting trip on the Kootenay River, Columbia River or Toby Creek. For a less adrenaline-pumping, but completely fascinating experience, take a tour of the Columbia River Wetlands with a naturalist as your guide. The wildlife is diverse and abundant.

Rent a kayak or canoe and spend a few hours paddling on Windermere Lake, or exploring the river between Invermere and Radium Hot Springs. Powerboats are also rentable on the lake from Pete's Marina.

A number of lakes in the area are regularly stocked with fry from a nearby hatchery. Try your hand at fishing on Whiteswan, Alces, Whitetail or Windermere Lakes.

Any time of year is a great time to visit one of the hot springs in and around the valley.

Summer Activities

The extremely warm Windermere Lake or somewhat cooler Columbia Lake boast some of the best beaches and swimming in the Kootenay Rockies, but it doesn't stop there. There's also windsurfing, powerboating, kayaking and canoeing.

Take a flight-seeing tour over the Rockies and the Purcells with Babin Air, based at Invermere's small airport, or take to the air with Canadian Mountain Holidays or RK Heliski for a spectacular heli hiking experience.

Explore the mountains around Panorama on an ATV tour with Toby Creek Adventures Ltd, which offers a range of programs from 90 minute quickies to overnight camping trips.

Head out of town to explore the mountain parks. Go hiking or sightseeing in Kootenay National Park, and the equally spectacular Provincial Parks that surround the valley. Great local hikes include Jumbo Pass, Mount Swansea and Earl Grey Pass.

Winter Activities

In winter, go skiing or snowboarding at Panorama Mountain Resort or Fairmont Hot Springs. Panorama also offers heli skiing, snowmobiling, snowshoeing and real Canadian dogsledding.

Go cross-country skiing at Panorama, Fairmont or at the Nipika Mountain Resort, located in the Rocky Mountains, 30 minutes east of Radium Hot Springs.

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Rates & Availability

Inveremere Townhome Rental Rates

Rental Basis:
per property
Owner accepts payment in:
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Rate Period Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly Event
 
Summer time
Jun 17 2016 - Sep 18 2016
3 night minimum stay
$192
From
$211
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,259
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Thanksgiving long weekend
Oct 7 2016 - Oct 10 2016
3 night minimum stay
$211
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
Christmas Break
Dec 16 2016 - Jan 2 2017
3 night minimum stay
$211
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest
 
My Standard Rate
2 night minimum stay
$161
From
$180
Fri,Sat,Sun
$1,066
 
Notes: Rates are based on 6 guests; add $15 per night, per additional guest

Additional information about rental rates

Refundable damage deposit $268
Cleaning $115

Sorry no pets!

$500.00 deposit at time of booking. (includes $350.00 refundable damage deposit and $150.00 cleaning fee)
Balance in full due 60 days prior to arriving when booking months ahead.
Online bank e-transfer or thru Paypal.

Owner's Cancellation Policy

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Amenities

Lake Windermere Townhome Accommodation and Amenities

Property Type:
  • townhome
Meals:
  • Guests provide their own meals
Floor Area:
  • 2100 sq. ft.
Location Type:
  • Downtown ...
  • Mountain View ...
Theme:
  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions
General:
  • Clothes Dryer ...
  • Fireplace ...
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating ...
  • Internet ...
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided ...
  • Living Room ...
  • Parking ...
  • Parking for RV/Boat/Trailer ...
  • Towels Provided ...
  • Washing Machine ...
Kitchen:
  • Coffee Maker ...
  • Cooking Utensils ...
  • Dishes & Utensils ...
  • Dishwasher ...
  • Kitchen ...
  • Microwave ...
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items ...
  • Refrigerator ...
  • Stove ...
  • Toaster
Dining:
  • Child's Highchair
  • Dining ...
  • Dining Area
  • seating for 6 people
Bathrooms:
  • 3 Bathrooms
  • 1 Half Bath
  • Bathroom 1 - toilet , shower , Mstr. bath has big counter and 48' shower!
    Bathroom 2 - toilet , combination tub/shower , 2nd ensuite bath is a full 4pce!
    Bathroom 3 - toilet , combination tub/shower , Our fully finished basement also has a full 4pce. bath!
    Bathroom 1 - toilet , Main floor 1/2 bath right off the kitchen!
  • 3.5 baths make it easy for everyone to get ready at the same time!
Bedrooms:
  • 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8
  • Bedroom 1 - 1 queen , Large master with walk-in closet and 3pce. ensuite!
    Bedroom 2 - 2 twin/ single , 2nd bedroom has a dresser and full 4pce. ensuite!
    Bedroom 3 - 1 queen , Bright window, desk and big walk-in closet!
  • Queen size Beds (2), Twin or Single Beds (2), Child Beds (2) - We have a blow up double mattress, Sleep Sofa or Futons (1) - Double pull out couch with IKEA mattress topper in the furnace room!
Entertainment:
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player ...
  • Games ...
  • Pool Table ...
  • Satellite / Cable ...
  • Stereo ...
  • Television ...
  • Video Library ...
Outside:
  • Boat ...
  • Deck / Patio ...
  • Golf ...
  • Lawn / Garden ...
  • Outdoor Grill ...
  • Ski & Snowboard ...
Suitability:
  • Minimum Age Limit for Renters ...
  • children welcome ...
  • non smoking only ...
  • pets not allowed
  • wheelchair inaccessible
Attractions:
  • churches
  • cinemas
  • festivals
  • health/beauty spa
  • library
  • marina
  • museums
  • playground
  • recreation center
  • restaurants
  • water parks
Leisure Activities:
  • beachcombing
  • bird watching
  • boating
  • eco tourism
  • horseback riding
  • miniature golf
  • paddle boating
  • scenic drives
  • shopping
  • sight seeing
  • sledding
  • walking
  • wildlife viewing
Local Services & Businesses:
  • ATM/bank
  • groceries
  • hospital
  • laundromat
  • massage therapist
  • medical services
Sports & Adventure Activities:
  • basketball court
  • cross country skiing
  • cycling
  • fishing
  • fly fishing
  • freshwater fishing
  • golf
  • hiking
  • ice skating
  • jet skiing
  • kayaking
  • mountain biking
  • mountain climbing
  • mountaineering
  • rafting
  • rock climbing
  • roller blading
  • sailing
  • skiing
  • snowboarding
  • snowmobiling
  • swimming
  • water skiing
  • water tubing
  • whitewater rafting
  • wind-surfing
Notes:
There are 2 beaches within minutes by car from our place! Both have picnic facilities and grassy areas! Every kind of water sport can be done on Lake Windemere! If you prefer it a little more quiet there are smaller surrounding lakes close by! A few blocks away is a skate park and a tot lot is just down the street for the little ones! 7th Ave. (main street) has tons of shops such as candy store, bakery, home décor, fashion, jewellers etc.! Invermere has a movie theatre and Pete's Marina to rent boats! You'll find all kinds of dining including pizza, Chinese food, gourmet and casual all within a few minutes from our place!

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